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Magnitude 5.5 quake rattles NW Pakistan, no word on damage

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Omer Mohammadi, a spokesman for Afghanistan's disaster management authority, said two small children were injured when their home collapsed and one of them was listed in critical condition. No loss of life and property were reported in the morning jolts. In neighbouring Pakistan's city of Peshawar near the Afghan border people rushed into the streets following the tremor, fearing aftershocks, witnesses told AFP. Read More »

South Korea, China Agree: North Korea Should Get Economic Aid for Denuclearization

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Li arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday for an official visit to Japan and to attend the 7th China-Japan-South Korea leaders' meeting. The trip by Wang Yi comes as Beijing and Pyongyang continue an effort to fix ties that have suffered from tensions in recent years, and ahead of a planned meeting between President Donald Trump and the North's leader Kim Jong Un . Read More »

Drew Bledsoe, Terry Rozier Finally Meet After Quarterback Brought Into NBA Feud

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Drew Bledsoe loved it, tweeting on support for Rozier from afar. Their beef only grew from there and Drew began to take interest as it did. After the first game of the series, Rozier inadvertently referred to Bledsoe as "Drew" - as in the former National Football League quarterback - and Bledsoe responded after Game 2 by saying he didn't even know who Rozier was. Read More »

Don Blankenship's freaky, race-baiting Senate campaign comes to an end

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Despite voting in favor of the White House's agenda 61 percent of the time , the president has targeted Manchin, the lone Democratic senator in a state Trump won by 42 percentage points in 2016 and remains extremely popular. Republicans have outnumbered Democrats in OH primary elections going back to 2006. The most obvious number is that Democrats' once-massive 16-point lead on the generic ballot ("If the elections for Congress were being held today, which party's candidate would ... Read More »

Australia cancel Bangladesh series

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Afghanistan will host Bangladesh for a three-match T20I series in Dehradun next month ahead of their historic Test debut against India in June. Meanwhile, discussions between CA and the BCB have nearly resolved that the Tigers might be better served by a series of T20 internationals in late 2019 to help familiarise them with Australia conditions ahead of the World T20, having failed to win a match at the 2016 event in India. Read More »

Did an alligator snatch a Florida teen? The search is on

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Crews searching for a teenager who yelled "it bit me, it bit me", before disappearing under water in an alligator-infested pond found a body Thursday morning. Neighbors living near the pond say the area is supposed to be off-limits. The lake is fenced off with "No Trespassing" signs. Perez said he saw a gator two days ago. Read More »

Repeated Rounds Of Israeli Rockets Hit Syria, Says State Media

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The rockets were fired shortly after midnight (2100 GMT Wednesday) by men from the Iranian al-Qods brigade at the front lines of the Israeli army in Golan. According to some Israeli analysts, Israel has recently destroyed 200 missiles which Iran was trying to transfer into Syria . The military said it is prepared for "various scenarios" and warned "any aggression against Israel will be met with a severe response". Read More »

Apple pulls out of big Irish project

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Apple has called time on its plans to build an €850m datacentre in Athenry , on the west coast of Ireland , after more than three years of planning delays and legal challenges. A policy statement on the role of data centres in Ireland's overall business strategy and legislative proposals around the designation of data centres as 'strategic infrastructure' are some of a number of steps to ensure this outcome is not repeated. Read More »

Asia stocks rise as crude oil extends rally on Iran worries

Brent crude oil futures rose to a session high of $76.75 per barrel, their highest since November 2014. That made Iran the third-biggest exporter of crude within OPEC, behind Saudi Arabia and Iraq . Trade data already shows a reduction of Iranian oil supplies to Japan and South Korea, and refinery sources confirmed they had started shifting purchases to other suppliers in preparation for renewed sanctions. Read More »

Details on N.Korea Summit Coming Soon

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The official closed with a gentle warning for the U.S.to prevent a repeat: "You should make care that they do not make the same mistakes again", the official said . His parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, recently filed a lawsuit accusing North Korea of kidnapping and fatally torturing their son. Tony Kim , also known as Kim Sang-duk, was arrested in April 2017 while trying to leave the country. Read More »

Israeli warplanes FIRE missiles in retaliation for Iran attack

The Israeli army says air raid sirens have sounded in the Golan Heights . "A number of rockets were intercepted by the IDF's Iron Dome aerial defense system", the IDF said . It came as President Donald Trump said the USA would quit the Iran nuclear deal. The targets of the rockets were evidently military posts and no civilians were injured or forced to flee. Read More »

Square Near US Embassy in Jerusalem to Be Named for US President

Municipal workers erected signposts reading "US Embassy" in Hebrew, Arabic and English around the site, now a US consular building, in the city's Arnona neighbourhood. The decision has enraged Palestinians, who want east Jerusalem, which Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war, as capital of their future state. The move also "strips the USA of credibility as a mediator" in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Abbas told reporters at a press conference in Chile's capital Santiago. Read More »

27 killed after dam burst in Kenya

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The flooding is the worst in Kenya since 2012, said Marshal Mukuvare, the regional disaster management delegate for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. There are reports of many people still missing and a possibility that the death toll could increase. Many are feared trapped at the mud as rescue mission goes on. Read More »

Fatal Tesla Accident in Florida Being Probed by NTSB

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Lithium-ion batteries like those used by Tesla can catch fire and burn rapidly in a crash, although Tesla has maintained its vehicles catch fire far less often than those powered by gasoline. "Nobody could help because the vehicle was on fire". NTSB investigators dispatched Wednesday were to focus on a battery fire ignited by the crash in the coastal city of Fort Lauderdale. Read More »

UP thunderstorm; death toll rises to 12

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Lightning, hailstorm and high velocity winds are also wreaking havoc in the state. Now a total of 135 people have lost their lives due to high-intensity dust storms in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. At least 80 people died then in Uttar Pradesh alone. Many parts of Uttar Pradesh have been struck by intense weather conditions like dust storm, . Taj Mahal was also surrounded by strong dust storm as Agra witnessed bad weather conditions along with heavy rainfall. Read More »

Wet wipes to be banned in the UK

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Wet wipes are a staple of nearly all households. As the wet wipes break into smaller pieces, they contribute to the global microplastics problem, breaking down into tiny particles which enter the food chain and endanger marine life. A lot of them are made from polyester and other materials that are not non-biodegradable. However, because they do not dissolve sufficiently in the sewers, they cause blockages in commercial pipes. Read More »

Kerala DHSE Plus Two results Available Now @www

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The candidates can check their exam results on keralaresults .nic.in, dhsekerala.gov.in and kerala.nic.in official board websites. An official from the directorate told that the education department had fixed 10th May 2018 as a tentative date to release the plus two results . Read More »

Morrisey wins GOP West Virginia Senate primary

But with a chance to pick up a seat that has been Democratic since the Eisenhower administration (when former Klansman Robert Byrd won the seat), the GOP faced the nightmare scenario of blowing that chance, owing to picking an unelectable nominee in the primary. Read More »

Bioluminescene lights up ocean in San Diego

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It's been affecting the ocean tide since Monday. Bioluminescence expert Michael Latz says that hasn't happened there in almost five years. The bioluminescence is the result of a red tide offshore, according to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography . Read More »

Congress challenges PM Modi to get BJP leaders premises raided by IT

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Sonia Ji too contested from Bellari, but what happened to promises made here? PM Narendra Modi said in Chikkamagaluru. He asked the gathering whether it was not a reflection of the Congress president's "arrogance". Later, Rahul held a Corner Meeting at Russel Market Chowk in Shivaji Nagar. and another Corner Meeting at HMT Ground in Hebbal. In the last five years, Congress did nothing good for Karnataka. Read More »

Saudi Arabia reiterates vow to pursue nuclear weapons if Iran does

Earlier, the military said it had intercepted two missiles fired across the border at southern Jizan province, hundreds of miles (kilometres) from Riyadh. Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, a Harvard-educated Iranian-American political scientist, said that the reimposition of sanctions on Iran would likely make it more challenging for Iran to "hemorrhage billions of dollars" on proxies like Hezbollah and the Houthis. Read More »

Monica Lewinski uninvited from magazine event because of Bill Clinton

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Monica Lewinsky attended the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the Academy Awards on March 4. To make matters worse, it appears the magazine attempted remedy the situation by offering Lewinsky an article in their magazine. His powerful status as not only her boss but the president put her in a precarious position, an ultimately she was subjected to extensive abuse and mistreatment that he could have prevented. Read More »

Hot & Sunny - But Just For 1 Day

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Tonight our low temperatures will be in the 50s as clouds increase. This is ahead of a weak cold front dropping in from the northwest. There's a chance of thunderstorms. This is well above average for this time in May. Earlier models were hinting at a substantial warming trend returning for your late week and weekend, but the most recent models are showing temperatures staying in a fairly comfortable range heading into the weekend. Read More »

Good outcomes for Science in Budget 2018

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As part of its ten Year Enterprise Tax Plan started in 2016-17, the government has legislated tax cuts for around 3.3 million small and medium Australian businesses employing 6.8 million workers with annual turnover up to $50 million. Initial investments include $ 140 million upgrades to the National Computational Infrastructure in Canberra ( announced December 2017) and the Pawsey Centre in WA. Read More »

China, Indonesia President Agree to Maintain Strategic Partnership

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In a piece in the The Jakarta Post ahead of his Indonesia visit, Li said China and Indonesia were seeking to promote a new form of global relations that emphasises "respect, fairness, justice and win-win cooperation". After the trip to Indonesia, Li will leave for Japan on Tuesday to attend the 7th China-Japan-ROK leaders' meeting and pay an official visit to Japan. Read More »

Black student reported to YPD for napping in dormitory common room

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In a video recorded via Facebook Live, student Lolade Siyonbola stands her ground during incessant questioning by police after one of her neighbors called to report her sleeping in a common area of their apartment building. "I really don't know if there's a justification for you actually being in the building", she told the officers, saying she needed to get back to working on her paper. Read More »

Time for Congress to bid adieu to Karnataka, says PM Modi

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PM Modi had hit out at Rahul Gandhi when he said he was ready to become PM. They know that any Modi versus Rahul contest is heavily loaded in favour of the former. Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma who met the EC alleged that it is not the EC or police but the BJP people who raided a flat that allegedly belonged to a BJP leader and that the tenant was also a BJP leader. Read More »

New voting system a hit with voters and candidates alike

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Returns show 37,855 people cast ballots in Tuesday's election. The primary elections will be held on June 5th. Davis estimates the county general election on August 2 will see a greater showing of people. General Assembly's July 2017 vote approving a local request to make those races partisan once more. "There's a couple of races of interest that I really wanted to vote in on the Republican side, but I couldn't vote (in them)", resident Keith Evans said as he left the polls in Emerald ... Read More »

IAEA confirms Iran fulfilling nuclear-related commitments

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Members of Russia's Permanent Security Council, at a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, today expressed their "deep concern" over the U.S. "The world is a safer place as a result". A day earlier, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation issued a statement condemning the U.S. Read More »

Iran: Fate of the nuclear deal

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Grenell says, "German companies doing business in Iran should wind down operations immediately". France , Germany and Britain have for weeks been campaigning to keep the deal alive and have been negotiating since January with the U.S. Read More »

Donald Trump preparing new sanctions for Iran

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They were working on far more powerful models before the deal was struck, but could not begin to experiment with them, under the rules of the agreement, for another seven years or so. MORE declared that he would pull the US out of the pact, which sought to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Read More »

Iraqi foreign ministry says Trump's decision on Iran 'hasty and rash'

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And Trump made clear in his announcement he was not going to be sparing in his sanctions. That makes Trump's decision most painful for Europe. Trump, who repeatedly criticized the accord during his presidential campaign, said Tuesday that documents recently released by Netanyahu showed Iran had attempted to develop a nuclear bomb in the previous decade, especially before 2003. Read More »

Donald Trump's Decision To Ditch Iran Nuclear Deal A "Mistake": Emmanuel Macron

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Trump's decision could also give hardliners who opposed the deal an edge over Rouhani. In parliament, lawmakers burned a flag as well as a copy of the deal . However the Iranian side always complained that it did not get the economic benefits that it had been promised. Iran hopes the European Union will pass laws to protect European firms from any potential USA sanctions. Read More »

Hodges man faces charges in murder-for-hire investigation

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He also instructed the agent to leave a "flaming cross" in the yard and "hang his neighbor from a tree". A white man in SC who tried to hire a white supremacist group to hang his black neighbor and place a "flaming cross" in his yard ended up soliciting an undercover officer, police said. Read More »

Time Is Ticking For Mother's Day Gifts

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Amerigo in Flowood will serve its brunch menu from 10:30 a.m.to 4 p.m. The menu will has everything from an omelet and waffle station to peel and eat shrimp. and dinner with both a prix fixe and the regular menu available. Brunch starts at 8 am and concludes at 4 pm. Cost: $85 for adults, $25 for children ages 5 to 12; and free for children 5 and younger. Read More »

"Engage Constructively": India Calls For Dialogue On Iran Nuclear Deal

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Trump poured scorn on the "disastrous" 2015 accord in an address to the nation from the White House on Tuesday. The potential fallout from the exit is wide-ranging. sanctions, Russian Federation and China will have no such reservations. But Iran's currency has been sliding on world markets, making the cost of imports more expensive for Iranians. Read More »

New spate of activity begins from Hawaii's Kilauea

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Sulfur dioxide is shown in yellow in the image. The Kilauea volcano eruption, on the Big Island of Hawaii, sent a plume of smoke into the air and lava down to the surrounding area below. Some 1,800 residents have been evacuated from the two neighborhoods where cracks have opened. A 6.9 quake rocked the area after the eruption, and as of now, it's unclear when it will stop. Read More »

Utah homicide suspect arrested in southeast Colorado

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The details behind French's arrest have not been released. A 15-year-old Utah girl was on their phone with her mother when she was "brutally attacked" and killed inside her home, police said as they hunted for a person of interest who is accused of a previous unlawful sexual encounter with the teen. Read More »

Oil market points to "tighter for longer" as Trump ditches Iran deal

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Iran is the third-largest oil producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which had recently ordered production cuts despite strong demand. Local refiners say cutting off Iranian oil imports will have a limited impact in the short term, but increased volatility in the market could create uncertainties for businesses. Read More »

A few storms Thursday

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Lightning, gusty winds and hail will be the main severe weather threats through the evening, our tornado threat is low. "The Storm Prediction Center issued a"'Marginal Risk" of severe weather, meaning that severe storms will be isolated. Additional bouts of severe storms could develop late this week and into the weekend due to a pattern change. While there may be some severe storms into this weekend, this anchoring of that jet stream dip in the Rockies - rather than it surging eastward into ... Read More »

Stars show up religiously for Met Gala

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The reality star posted a few shots of her at the Met Gala , reminding everybody of her flawless figure by accentuating every part of her unbelievable hourglass body. In 2017, for the theme Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between, Rihanna embraced the avant-garde in the memorable petal-covered Comme des Garçons number, with thigh-high strappy sandals. Read More »